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Just collected my new Shuker singlecut from Jon this morning. Its a black Walnut body, Asian striped ebony drop top with sycamore veneer between top and body. The neck's a 5 piece laminate neck (maple / wenge) with birdseye maple fingerboard. Electronics are Delano hybrid active/passive with MM +J pickups.

Am very very pleased with it - really powerful sound, and plays like a dream!


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Wow, that's gorgeous, definitely one of the nicest singlecuts i've ever seen! That top is stunning, and good choice on the pickups :P
Glad you're enjoying it, worth the wait?

Oh and hows about some pics of the back? ;)

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Absolutely and utterly gorgeous ;) and welcome to the Shuker Club's Maple Board Chapter :P

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Awesome Simon!
That is absolutely gorgeous!
The Ebony top is to die for too, I think I might have to ebony up my next custom bass.

Congrats dude!
Eude

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i've played this and i have to say - its one brilliant bass, it looks and sounds soo good. hmmm... my dads out now... actually i think id better not touch this bass, if anything happens i'd be dead ;)

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Utterly stunning - I love the top and the simple, uncluttered look of the bass as a whole. I've been looking around at some recent additions to this forum and it just confirms that we're extremely fortunate in the UK to have some amazing luthiers (woriking at reasonable prices)

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[quote name='lozbass' post='396681' date='Feb 1 2009, 11:22 AM']I love the top and the simple, uncluttered look of the bass as a whole.[/quote]

I think you've hit the nail on the head there. Mr Shuker has this amazing knack of keeping bass designs so sleek and stylish without making them look like exquisite coffee tables.

This is something like the 4th time I've been back to look at this bass in the last day. GAS is a terrible thing.

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[quote name='thumbo' post='396726' date='Feb 1 2009, 12:32 PM']I think you've hit the nail on the head there. Mr Shuker has this amazing knack of keeping bass designs so sleek and stylish without making them look like exquisite coffee tables.[/quote]

Thanks! That is actually exactly what I was looking for - something that looks a bit special, but still looks like a bass!

I'm also blown away by the electronics on this. In active mode you have all the sounds you would expect from a good three band EQ. The surprise is the passive tone. In passive mode, the MM bridge pickup operates as a single coil, with the treble knob becoming a passive tone control. And its the nicest passive tone I've come across - Fantastic, punchy, Jazz tone.

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[quote name='Rich' post='396210' date='Jan 31 2009, 03:53 PM']Absolutely and utterly gorgeous ;) and welcome to the Shuker Club's Maple Board Chapter :P[/quote]


*Club member* ;o)


Ahhh beautiful bass!!! Jon's SingleCut body design is in my eyes perfectly balanced and pleasing aesthetically and ergonomically. Another fine bass from the Shuker stable!

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[quote name='thumbo' post='396726' date='Feb 1 2009, 12:32 PM']This is something like the 4th time I've been back to look at this bass in the last day.[/quote]
I'm guilty of this too ;)

Seeing this bass really makes the wait for my Shuker SC to be finished all that harder, and I've probably got at least another 9 months to go :P

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[quote name='MacDaddy' post='397917' date='Feb 2 2009, 02:44 PM']sweet :P .

I'm gonna email Jon for an update on mine ;)[/quote]

He seemed to have quite a few nearly completed basses around the workshop when I was there on Saturday - no doubt, several of them for Basschatters! Well worth the wait!

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[quote name='simon1964' post='398180' date='Feb 2 2009, 06:48 PM']He seemed to have quite a few nearly completed basses around the workshop when I was there on Saturday - no doubt, several of them for Basschatters! Well worth the wait![/quote]


details!!

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[quote name='Ant' post='398249' date='Feb 2 2009, 07:58 PM']details!![/quote]

Actually, the most unusual were a pair of 6 string basses shaped like a ric 4003, with white bodies, and a natural quilted maple top. Not sure whether they're being made for anyone on here, but they look incredible. Also a lefty Jazz looking good (albeit back to front!). I think that's Bassmonster's looking at his build diary, and very nice it looks too!

He's also got a stunning White 70s style Jazz, with block inlays, as one of his stock items. I think its on his website, and it looks and plays awesome in the flesh.

In fact, i spent a good half an hour drooling over other stuff, and wondering how I could persuade Mrs 1964 that I need another Shuker......

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[quote name='Ant' post='398355' date='Feb 2 2009, 09:39 PM']was there a black 4 string bass with block inlays that was a weird shape?[/quote]

Sorry - don't remember seeing that! He was working on a maple Jazz type neck with black block inlays I think!

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